P67 Memory Kit Roundup Reviewccokeman - March 29, 2011
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Last but certainly not least, we have come to Patriot's offering. Patriot has been a top player in the memory market for some time now celebrating their 25th year in 2010. The launch of Intel's second generation core processors and P67 chipset equipped boards gave Patriot the opportunity to produce a set of modules tailored to the new CPU's operating characteristics. This series is known as the Division 2 series. The packaging of the Division 2 modules shows the modules on the front with the slogan "Unrivaled Performance" along the bottom edge with the notification that this set of modules are specifically for the Intel 6 series platform. On the back side there is a synopsis of what the Division 2 modules are all about. The modules are housed internally in a blister pack with a product brochure that mirrors the front of the box.
The Division 2 modules from Patriot are part of the Extreme Performance lineup and are tested and validated on the Intel 6 series platform. The part number for this set of modules is PXD38G1866ELK and equates to an 8GB set of Division 2 modules are rated for operation at PC3 15000 speeds or 1866MHz using latencies of 9-11-9-27 with 1.65v. The modules have an X.M.P. profile that sets these timings and voltage in the BIOS when the X.M.P. option is enabled. Each of these modules is hand tested before it leaves the factory and come with Patriot's lifetime warranty.
The heat sinks used on this set of modules are the Viper Extreme design and are a refresh of the original Viper AOC (Aluminum on Copper) design. This time taking the best of the Viper 2 series extruded aluminum design and adding a copper core with sleek new look. Under the extruded shell, the copper core is visible to the eye. The modules feel more robust and have some additional heft to them due to the copper/ aluminum design of the heat sink.
Patriot's modules have not yet failed to impress. The added cooling on the modules should help with longevity and cooler running temperatures.